Welfare Reform – Under Occupation

Welfare reform

There have been lots of changes to benefits in response to the current Coronavirus pandemic. Please see here for further details:

The government is making (and has already made) big changes to working-age benefits since 2013. Changes such as the “Bedroom Tax” - reducing Housing Benefit for working age tenants with ‘extra’ bedrooms, and Universal Credit - where all payments, including those to cover your rent - are made monthly directly to you.

Some of these changes might make it more difficult for you to pay your rent. Remember - your rent is your responsibility, but Wythenshawe Community Housing Group is here to help if you are having money worries. We can also help you with mutual exchanges, transfers, or applications for Discretionary Housing Payments.

For more information check out the money management section of this website or contact the Rents and Financial Inclusion Team on 0300 111 000 or 0800 633 5500 or email us on moneyadvice@wchg.org.uk